Project Officer – Housing & Homelessness Sub Workstream

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Project Officer – Housing & Homelessness Sub Workstream
Taunton, Somerset
Contract / Temporary

Somerset TCL0006 C38A / 1

Posted: 15th November 2022 12:51
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.71 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Taunton, Somerset,

    TA1 4DY

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Project Officer – Housing & Homelessness Sub Workstream

Reference no:  Somerset TCL0006 C38A / 1

Pay Rate: £14.71 per hour PAYE

Please note that the pay rate for this role is likely to be uplifted to reflect a higher than standard holiday allocation

Hybrid working - in person meetings in either SCC or District offices will be required

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for supporting all aspects of the successful delivery of projects or other time specific work assignments to defined time, cost and quality. Including project planning; change planning and management; resource planning; communications planning; stakeholder engagement, proactive risk analysis, management and resolution and benefits realisation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supports the establishment and management of appropriate governance arrangements, including production and maintenance of key documentation - business case, project mandate, highlight reports, project plan etc.
  • Creating and maintaining project plans, engaging with stakeholders and assisting the Workstream leads with monthly reporting, ensuring the activities and milestones are on track, risks and benefits are identified and monitored for the successful delivery of the projects.
  • Coordinate the delivery of change activities associated with programmes and projects of change.
  • Be a positive ambassador of change.
  • Provide advice and guidance on change and project management activities, tools and methodology in support of programmes and projects of change.
  • Work with staff at all levels across the authority.
  • Act in an advisory capacity to ensure services are ready to operate new processes or within new environments that are associated with the implementation of a new system, process or transformation.
  • Ensure the effective understanding and operation of any specific statutory or regulatory duty contained within the role.
  • Assist the Project and Programme Manager or assignment lead to develop realistic and achievable implementation plans, identifying risks to implementation.
  • Identify and assess project and programme benefits, carry out change impact assessments, map stakeholders and create change plans.
  • Engage with business areas to identify level of change, supporting managers and staff throughout the change process.
  • Identify and co-ordinate the delivery of appropriate stakeholder events such as consultation, workshops, awareness events to ensure they are engaged in the process, represented and informed.
  • Works as part of a Project and/or Programme team, taking direction from Project and Programme Managers as appropriate.
  • Operates as part of a wider Transformation Office, ensuring that quality standards are maintained and that project, programme and change products are produced in a consistent and timely manner.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.




  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Highly organised and able to work in a fast-paced environment, providing effective support to the Project Change Manager.
  3. Previous project experience in a Housing environment (desirable).
  4. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates.   If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarify.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Somerset TCL0006 C38A / 1
Project Officer – Housing & Homelessness Sub Workstream
Client Category: Local Authority

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